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Affordable Care Act Helps More Than Elderly or Low-Income

Many studies have focused on the effect of Obamacare on low-income or elderly people, but what about its effect on young adults? Bloomberg News reports on research published in JAMA that has shown that the expansion of the Affordable Care Act to keep children under their parents’ insurance until age 26 has positively benefited health outcomes in people 19-25. “About 31 percent of those 19 to 25 told federal researchers they were in excellent physical health, compared with 27 percent on average from 2002 to 2009…39 percent said they were in excellent mental health, a 2.5-percentage point improvement.” Experts say, “Insurance coverage makes a difference in many different populations.”

Read the article published by Bloomberg News.